Council Tool 3.5 lb Michigan Pattern Double Bit Axe with 36 Inch Straight Wooden Handle

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Brand: Council Tool

Features:

  • Forged tool steel head
  • Hand sharpened double bits for cutting and splitting, sharpened in the same manner
  • Head coated with red enamel and cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust
  • Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured in a traditional manner with a wooden wedge and a round steel wedge
  • The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond

Details: Council has been making hand tools since 1886, and they set the standard for quality and design. All Council axe heads are drop forged from high quality tool steel. 3.5 LB MICHIGAN PATTERN DOUBLE BIT AXE WITH 36 INCH STRAIGHT WOODEN HANDLE NOTE: Michigan pattern originated from the state of the same name. One end is thinner and sharper and used for knot-free cutting; the other end is thicker and blunter and is used when knots were present or to cut near the ground where contact with dirt is likely. PRODUCT DETAILS AT GLANCE: Forged tool steel head Hand sharpened double bits for cutting and splitting, sharpened in the same manner ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, at least ? inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 and we target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. Head coated with red enamel and cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust 36 inch double-bit American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured with a serrated aluminum wedge. The serrated shape improves bite and the aluminum choice of material is strong, lightweight and does not change size with moisture content. The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately ? inch of overall length of handle is removed during assembly. ABOUT US Council Tool Company is as much about people as it is about tools. After all, it’s people who design the tools and manufacture and market them.All products are backed by more than 120 years of quality, reliability and tool-making expertise from one of the oldest forging operations in the United State.

Package Dimensions: 34.3 x 10.0 x 1.3 inches